Special screening of Ana García Blaya’s La uruguaya
Based on the praised novel by Pedro Mairal, the new film by Ana García Blaya -after the success of The Good Intentions- will be screened at the International Film Festival of the University of Buenos Aires.
The director won an Astor Piazzolla Award for the Best Directing in the last Mar del Plata Film Festival. Her film follows Lucas Pereyra, a writer from Buenos Aires who -in the midst of an existential and financial crisis- travels to Montevideo to collect the payment for writing a novel and to meet Magalí Guerra, an admirer twenty years his junior. But when he crosses the river that separates the oppressive routine of Buenos Aires from the mythical Montevideo, he will never be the same again.
La uruguaya is a collaborative project led by García Blaya. It was financed via crowdfunding through Orsai, writer Hernán Casciari’s production company. "The proposal seemed crazy to me, to raise money in dollars, in a pandemic, without knowing when it would be filmed again and under what conditions. When the phone rang and they asked me if I wanted to direct it, I couldn't believe it and I said yes. Then I started to reread the novel because I had liked it a lot but I didn't remember if it could be filmed. I thought it was a challenge", confessed the director.
La uruguaya will be screened on Saturday, July 29, at 9:30 p.m. at the Espacio INCAA - Cine Gaumont (Av. Rivadavia 1635, CABA). Tickets will be free of charge.